Site upgraded to WordPress 1.5

The site has been upgraded to WordPress 1.5. Everything seems to work fine, except the WP-Amazon Plugin.

When I get some time, I might debug it, but until then, I guess I’ll have to do my Amazon links manually.

The upgrade was completely painless. The main thing that slowed me down was keeping my new vendor branch up to date and merging it in with the main codebase. It also took some time to figure out where to put the customizations I’ve done to the site like the FireFox button, and Google Ads. Otherwise, it was a breeze. What a great product!

Some things I really like about the new version, after playing with it or a few minutes:

  • The templating system – not only is Kubrick built in now, causing less customization, but you can switch through themes seamlessly. Absolutely beautiful.
  • The dashboard – All wordpress news and site statistics on one screen. Very cool.
  • The ability to manage “non-blog” pages.
  • New spamming features – I haven’t gotten into these yet, but those online poker people are in for some trouble!

I’m really looking forward to sitting down at some point and going through the details of the codebase. I have a feeling I’m really going to miss the Amazon plugin though, so I hope I can either find time to debug it, or that there is an update coming out soon!

I still have to take some time to integrate the AuthImage plugin into the site. This is one plugin that should have become a part of the overall product.

Update: February 19, 2005

I have gotten the WP-Amazon Plugin to work under WordPress 1.5 with the following changes to wp-admin/wp-amazon.php:

==================================================
--- wordpress/wp-admin/wp-amazon.php	(revision 36)
+++ wordpress/wp-admin/wp-amazon.php	(working copy)
@@ -1,4 +1,6 @@
 < ?php           
+require('../wp-config.php');
+
 /*
 WP-Amazon Plugin for WordPress 1.2+
 Version 1.2.3 2005.01.25
@@ -66,12 +68,12 @@
 
 $areMagicQuotesOn = get_magic_quotes_gpc();
 
-require_once ('../wp-includes/wp-l10n.php');
+require_once(ABSPATH . '/wp-includes/wp-l10n.php');
 
 $title = 'Insert item from Amazon.com';
 $standalone = 1;
 
-require_once ('admin-header.php');
+require_once (ABSPATH . '/wp-admin/admin-functions.php');
 
 parse_str($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]);

I’ll be sending a patch to the author within the next couple of days.

Update – Februrary 20, 2005
The patch I posted yesterday showed the admin menu on the popup window. I have updated the code with the final one, that looks like it did in WP 1.2 without the admin menu. You can also download the patch here.

One note: This patch is based on WP-Amazon version 1.2.3, which you can find at the authors site.

Update – March 23,2005
For those who don’t want to much with the patch, I have put the file full file here for download. Just copy this into your wordpress/wp-admin directory and everything should work fine.

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  2. I’m trying to download the patch you’ve posted, but it seems that your server is trying to run it as PHP and erroring out. I therefore can only download the error HTML generated, and not the actual patch itself. Would you mind emailing it to me?

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